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Training Physicians For Public Health Careers
opportunities for increased professional interaction forpublic health physicians practicing in remote or isolatedcircumstances.
federal and state governments develop tax incentives for individuals who train and enter governmental public health.
Public health physicians are vital to maintaining and improving the health of the public. The United States has an opportunity to build a strong public health physician workforce, but to do so requires commitment to actions that will overcome current barriers. If such commitment is forthcoming, the beneficiaries will be the people of the United States.
ASTHO (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials). 2004. State public health employee worker shortage report: A civil service recruitment and retention crisis. Washington, DC: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Gebbie, K., and I. Hwang. 1998. Preparing currently employed public health professionals forchanges in the health system. New York: Columbia University School of Nursing, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research.
Glass, J. K. 2000. Physicians in the public health workforce. In Update on the physician workforce. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Pp. 41-55.